Marijuana Regulation in the Workplace

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Marijuana use may be legal come July 1, 2015 in Oregon, but it might not be acceptable in the workplace. That was one of several topics at the Cascade Employers Association Compliance seminar Thursday at PacificSource in Springfield. Speakers say Measure 91 did not contain any restrictions for pot policies in the … Continue reading »

Work Begins on Rules for Legal Pot

SALEM, Ore. — The work to bring regulated, legal, recreational marijuana to Oregon begins next week. Lawmakers will consider a request for a half-million dollars to start making rules for legal pot. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission says it needs the money for four initial positions: program manager, two policy analysts, and a public affairs … Continue reading »

UO Bans Recreational Marijuana on Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon became one of the latest U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana when voters passed Measure 91. And even though it becomes legal in July 2015, the University of Oregon recently told students to leave the green at home. “This is a public establishment. This is a public university,” said students Bram … Continue reading »

Marijuana Regulation in the Workplace

EUGENE, Ore. — Employers will still be able to drug test employees when recreational marijuana becomes legal in July 2015. The Cascade Employers Association is working to inform companies about their options when it comes to regulating employees’ marijuana use. The association says Measure 91 did not contain any restrictions for pot policies in the … Continue reading »

Marijuana Businesses Vying for Investors

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) — There’s lots of money to be made in the legal marijuana business, and nobody knows that more than the entrepreneurs trying to get financing. They got to pitch their ideas to investors in Las Vegas Tuesday. It was a “speed date” of sorts. They had just minutes to convince investors … Continue reading »

NYC Changes Pot Possession Policy

(CNN) — New York City is reportedly planning to change its policy on marijuana possession. According to a report in the New York Times, officials will have the option to write a ticket instead of making an arrest. Some cities have legalized recreational marijuana, but New York laws still ban possession of the drug.

Web Extra: Riley and Banker on WSU

CORVALLIS, Ore.–Oregon State’s Mike Riley and Mark Banker discuss Washington State’s offense and defense, converting on third downs and the “one-sided” conversation they had with the players following Measure 91–legalizing marijuana in the state of Oregon–passing on Tuesday. Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley: Oregon State Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker:

Medical Marijuana Shops on Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — It hasn’t even been 24 hours after voters approved marijuana in Oregon before local medical marijuana dispensaries prepared to expand their business. The latest numbers as of Wednesday night were 55 percent voted for legalization of marijuana and 45 percent voted against. People still need a medical marijuana card to get inside … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Response to Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement agencies say they don’t have a plan in place yet for changes in enforcement once recreational marijuana is legal. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says impaired driving is illegal, whether pot is legal or not. But it will look to states that already have recreational usage to see what … Continue reading »

Measure 91 Breakdown

EUGENE, Ore. — Under Measure 91, Oregonians 21 years and older will be able to possess and smoke marijuana starting July 1, 2015. Also beginning July 1, 2015, adults will be able to carry up to 1 oz. legally and can have up to 8 oz. at home. Each household will be allowed to grow … Continue reading »

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